ROLEX | DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18238, A YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1991 | 勞力士 | "Day-Date 型號18238 黃金鑲鑽石及藍寶石鏈帶腕錶，備日期及星期顯示，機芯編號X629862，約1991年製"
160,000 - 240,000 HKD
160,000 - 240,000 HKD
DAY-DATE, REFERENCE 18238
A YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1991
Dial: pavé-set diamond and sapphires
Calibre: cal. 3155 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back
Case number: X629862
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex President bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 37 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 176 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Garantie
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The day and date function is working properly. The band with very minor signs of wear particularly at 9 o'clock. Underneath the lugs with very minor signs of wear from removing the bracelet, otherwise the watch is in very good overall condition. The bracelet with extremely minor signs of wear to the center links that is only visible with a strong loupe.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
With a history tracing all the way back to 1956, the Day-Date has been a prestigious choice often spotted on the wrists of our world leaders. Offering exceptional legibility and precision, the present reference 18238 is embellished with pavé-set diamonds on the dial and decorated with blue sapphires as the indexes, exemplifying a remarkable sensation. The watch is furthermore retained in a very crisp original condition and complete with its Rolex guarantee.